- Gauteng has been hit by the third wave of Covid-19 infections, according to David Makhura
- The province has experienced a spike in cases since Monday and currently has nearly 7 000 active cases
- Mzansi social media users have shared their thoughts about what this means for the residents of the province
The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has officially hit Gauteng, according to the province Premier David Makhura.
As it stands, there are currently 6 712 active cases in the province. There have been over 3 000 new cases reported. The death toll now stands at 55 013 after four new deaths were recorded.
The Health Department has reported over 3 000 new Covid-19 cases.
Mzansi has had mixed reactions to the spike in infections. While some were concerned about their health and safety, others believed that the government was making another excuse to loot again.
Facebook user Ernest Mudau said:
“He must say third looting hit province again.”
Michael Hogan said:
“I blame ACE... for no reason... it's just his fault.”
Dikeledi Maphutha said:
“Take them to Level 5. Ban Savanna too.”
Katlego Mashudu said:
“Not surprised, the ANC have been incompetent on vaccines issue.”
Briefly News previously reported that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had warned South Africa that the country is in the grip of a third deadly wave of Covid-19. Mkhize cautioned that the number of new infections is rising, signalling that the country is entering a third wave of the deadly virus.
According to News24, Mkhize warned provinces to prepare for the 3rd wave by meeting regularly and implement contact tracking and quarantine as their main reaction to the new wave.
This past Tuesday the country recorded 1 548 new cases and 71 new deaths due to the virus.
"As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 599 272 the total number of deaths is 54 896 the total number of recoveries is 1 519 258 and the total number of vaccines administered is 414 372."
The third wave coincides with the detection of the new variant first identified in India, which has made the virus more infectious, according to Business Day. The new variant, known as B.1.617.2, has spread to at least 17 other counties including Britain, the US and Iran.
Mkhize said that new variants are inevitable as the virus multiplies and mutates as it is passed from person to person.
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Source: Briefly News